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Community Social Services Assistant

General Definition of Work:  This position works with the elderly and/or disabled to provide assistance with basic home management such as light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation and assistance with shopping, running errands and basic budgeting, if needed.  Work assignments are routinely in the areas of home management and transportation, but specific assignments vary with each client’s needs. Transporting and accompanying adults to medical appointments, stores, etc. may be required.

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities: Basic knowledge of the social, economic, and environmental conditions of clients to be served; working knowledge of basic household tasks and management functions and ability to teach to others; working knowledge of and ability to enlist the aid of available community resources; skill in basic reading, writing, and simple mathematics; ability to establish rapport and relate to population served and a variety of service disciplines (social workers, doctors, teachers) and community businesses; ability to prepare and maintain simple reports of activities; ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations; ability to verbally communicate findings.

Minimum Training and Experience: Demonstrated possession of knowledges, skills, and abilities gained through at least one year of experience in performing tasks similar to the ones assigned.Good interpersonal skills required to work with clients and families, as well as skills to maintain proper documentation of work performed. Ability to physically perform the above listed tasks. Must possess a current, valid NC Driver's License and must have a vehicle for use in transportation.

Application Process: Please submit a Lee County Application, resume, and cover letter to the Lee County Human Resources Office, at 408 Summit Drive/ PO Box 1968, Sanford, NC 27331. Application process can also be found here: Apply for Position

Position will remain open until filled.  

Pre-employment drug testing is required.